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Adam Roberts is the author of a growing number of science fiction novels, short stories, essays and other writings. This site contains not just his blog, but everything you could ever want to know about everything Adam has ever published. And more...

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Archive for April, 2009

J G Ballard

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The news of Ballard's death, whilst not unexpected, is still something of a jolt. I've just come off the phone from doing a radio interview with Dotun Adebayo (on Radio 5's Up All Night) trying, more than slightly on the hoof, to articulate what made him so crucial, so powerful, so uniquely and brilliantly disorienting [...]

Locus on YBT

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Not only Locus, neither, but Locus Online too. This is what the superbly named Adrienne Martini thought: Taken in terms of plot, Yellow Blue Tibia is a thrill ride, if only because of Roberts's wit and snappy pacing. Skvorecky's mix of bitterness and heart makes him an engaging character. The mystery of what is actually [...]

Staines, Saturday 18th April

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Go into the Waterstones in Staines at the moment and youll find the following flyers being handed out: Thats one high budget piece of advertising, right there. If you happened to be in the neighbourhood, t'd be lovely to see you. No ticket is required! [Update: the event went off very well; thanks to Fran [...]